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NEW INFORMATION: Walker says he wouldn't have put out letter

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he wouldn't have put out a fundraising letter sent by a fired campaign staffer that asked supporters to donate to him rather than buy Christmas gifts for their children.

Taylor Palmisano was fired Tuesday as Walker's deputy finance campaign director. Walker made the move after Twitter posts she made demeaning Hispanics were made public.

Palmisano also sent a fundraising email the day after Thanksgiving saying "instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season," supporters should give to Walker's campaign.

Walker said Thursday that was "certainly not something I would have put out." Walker says he wasn't aware of Palmisano's tweets until after they were reported but then he "took action."

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